At the December 5th meeting of the James Monroe Chapter #549, National Sojourners held at Shadwell Restaurant in Charlottesville, Dr. Christopher N. Sheap, a member of that Chapter and Past President of the Fort Harrison Chapter, VASSAR, presented Scott L. Fielding, President of the James Monroe Chapter with a NSSAR Certificate for U.S. Flag Retirement on behalf of the Fort Harrison Chapter in appreciation of the continued efforts of the James Monroe Chapter in properly disposing of worn American Flags. Submitted by Compatriot Christoper Sheap
As part of the St. Andrews' Society of Washington, DC's annual Christmas Walk festivities, Compatriot Edgar Bates placed a wreath at the grave of Patriot William Hunter, buried in the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria. Below (L to R) Edgar Bates and Brian Mabry, President of the St. Andrews Society of Washington, DC
submitted by Leamon Duncan
On November 26, 2018, Compatriot Dave Button at the Provost's Staff Meeting presented to the Provost's Staff at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College a certificate for flying the flag lighted 24/7/365. The day-to-day maintenance of the flag is under the direct supervision of the NVCC Manassas Police force. The police force, represented by Officer Staslowski sees to it that the flag is flown in accordance with proper flag etiquette and is adjusted daily depending on proclamations of both the Federal Government and the Commonwealth of Virginia. To insure that the flag is properly displayed, the facilities staff under the direction of Mr. Dan Bieger,checks the physical condition of the lighting system, the halyard and the flag to insure that all are in appropriate operation and display condition.
In the photo below are the Provost's Staff from left to right: Ms. Nadine Moscosco, Dr. Diane Mucci, Dr. Molly Lynch (Provost), Ms. Jennifer Bartlett, Dr. Evette Hyder-Davis, Mr. Dan Bieger, Dr. Mark Kidd (Dean of Students), Mr. Lynn Bowers, Officer John Stasiowski, Ms. Lisa Branson, Ms. Essala Lowe, Ms. ThuyTien Ngo-Nguyen, Compatriot Dave Button, Colonel William Grayson Chapter, SAR..
Submitted by Dave Button.
President William Greaf (left) and Vice President Jay Smith (right) present speaker Terry Walker (center) with a Jefferson Cup and a Certificate of Appreciation. Walker served as a Sentinel of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in 1978-1979 and is Badge Holder 212. This was preceded by four years service in the U. S. Army including the Honor Guard. He spoke on the reason for the Sentinels, a history of the Tomb and the Unknown Soldiers interred there, how one becomes a Sentinel, their training, and requirements for receiving the Tomb Guard Badge. He closed with some of his personal experiences.
Submitted by: Harley Stewart
On Saturday, November 17, Compatriot Leamon Duncan was presented with a flag certificate for flying the flag at his home 24/7 and lighted at night. Making the presentation was Dave Button, Flag Committee Chairman, Colonel Willliam Grayson Chapter, Submitted by Dave Button.
14 Nov 2018 Harrisonburg, VA
Five DAR chapters from District Six gathered in Harrisonburg today for their annual National Defense Luncheon. Three Virginia SAR officers attended, President Pat Kelly, 2nd Vice President Bill Schwetke, and Surgeon Kirk Sheap. The DAR presented all three with Vietnam Veteran lapel pins.
On November 11, 2018 the Prince William Resolves Chapter, NSDAR and the Freedom Museum in Manassas, VA co-hosted a World War I Commemorative event as part of their overall Veterans Day observance. The ceremony featured a reading of every Prince William County resident who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Great War. Shown (from left to right) flanking the bell that tolled after every name was read, as well as again at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, are Will Simpson (Col. Fielding Lewis Chapter), Past VASSAR President Bill Simpson (Col. Fielding Lewis Chapter), Jay Henn (George Washington Chapter), and Ritchie Dagg (Col. Fielding Lewis Chapter).
Submitted by Jay Henn